Puffins in Adelaide

13 March 2018 | Living

Maureen and I made a quick trip to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to catch Neil Armfield’s operatic take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Robert Lepage production of The Far Side of the Moon along with assorted other art and events at the Adelaide Arts Festiv...

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Faroes Photo Album

20 June 2009 | Places

From my recent trip to the Faroes I’ve posted blogs on the pretty little village of Gjógv and the island of Mykines, the place to go if you want to see puffins. I also spent some time in the capital city – Tórshavn – drove around all the major interconnected islands (...

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Mykines – Faroe Islands

11 June 2009 | Places

There’s not a better day trip in the Faroes than a visit to Mykines. Continue beyond the airport on Vágar Island to the port of Sørvágar. A ferry shuttles across to the one settlement on the island, the 17km trip takes about 40 minutes and costs about US$10. I was o...

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Gjógv – Faroe Islands

8 June 2009 | Places

I’m staying in the very pleasant (and busy too) Gjáagarður guest house/youth hostel in Gjógv. It’s a very pretty little village, but that’s no feat … every village in the Faroes is very pretty. They all look like the toy villages in some kid’s model railway, neat li...

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